Infant airlifted to University Hospital Limerick dies after Dundrum incident

Gardai investigate possibility seven month old was left unattended in a car

Infant airlifted to University Hospital Limerick dies after Dundrum incident

Gardai are investigating the incident

A SEVEN month old baby girl who was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick after an incident in Tipperary has died.

Gardai were alerted to an emergency in Dundrum at 1.45pm this Thursday when the child was found unresponsive.

Gardai are investigating the possibility that the infant was left unattended for a period of time in a car on one of the hottest days of the year so far.

The infant was in such a serious condition that an air ambulance was called and the child was flown to Limerick for treatment shortly after 3pm this Thursday afternoon.

It is understood that the incident occurred close to O'Dwyer Steel in Dundrum village.

The helicopter landed at Kickham’s GAA pitch where it met the ambulance and the infant was flown to UHL. The Leader has confirmed from sources that the infant has died.

Gardai have confirmed that they are investigating the incident and the local coroner has been notified. They are reportedly treating the incident as a "personal tragedy" and have been liasing with family members.